THE BODILY SYMPTOMS

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

The discussion of the bodily symptoms which
may yield to psychotherapeutic treatment, naturally forms only a short appendix
to our discussion of the mental symptoms. Our interest was from the beginning
essentially a psychological one. I shall have to be the more brief as my
personal experience in the treatment of bodily diseases through mental therapy
is entirely secondary and accidental. The psychological laboratory would, of
course, be an entirely unfit place to struggle with diseases of which the chief
symptoms are not psychophysical. Yet in spite of frequent testimonies of
well-known physicians to the contrary, I am still inclined to think that this
is also the situation at large. I think that in medicine in general the
psychophysical effect of mental treatment is by far more important and by far
more extended than the healing effect on diseased peripheral organs. Of course
these peripheral parts of the body may…

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